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Nick DePuy

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Thanks guys. After a little googling I found that most birds, wasps, and hornets will eat them. We have built a habitat for the predators already so we probably just have to wait for the predators to find them. Thanks for your help!
6 months ago
He all, we have a bunch of these caterpillars on our echinacea plants. If they are beneficials, more power to them and we’ll plant more for them. But if they are the bad guys, what would eat them?  Thanks!
6 months ago
I’d like a link too, even if it’s just a plain link...
7 months ago
This is so awesome! One question though. I’m assuming you don’t want to over nutrify the swale, hence the reed bed. Why not add more forage trees to handle the added nutrient? Wouldn’t the reed be take away from the trees? Are you planning another monk to feed the swale directly? We just got our first ducks and I can’t wait to emulate your system.

Also, will the rice be for human consumption or for the ducks?
8 months ago
Jason Speaks, and to all the other RMH peeps, has anyone toyed with the idea of heat pipes. And a feed tube through the floor? I’ve been rolling this idea around in my head and what little I understand it should heat the upstairs rooms better than just stuck in the basement.  Each heat pipe could feed a room and the feed tube could be perforated to not mess with the siphon. I tried bouncing this idea off Ernie and Erika but got no response, I assume they were busy or thought it was such a dumb idea that it didn’t warrant a response. I don’t have a way right now to try my idea, maybe some day...
1 year ago
Thanks Glenn, I’m not good at attachments. Currently we’re on forced air, full electric with a heat pump. We’re in eastern Nebraska, zone 5.  I recently bought Ernie and Erika’s book and am now thinking that a 4” system in bedroom 4 might be an option.  
3 years ago
Hi all, I’d like some input on heating my home in the sketch. It seems to me that the main room and kitchen would stay warm but the bedrooms would be cold. I’ve kicked the tires on a heat pipe system running the RMH in the basement (which is only under the 4th bedroom).  Am I over thinking? I’d like to put the bench against the center wall that separates the living room and kitchen. If this has been covered in another thread I’d appreciate a link. TIA!
3 years ago
I used to have a TerraTrike recumbent Trike, not the greatest for high speed but I got about 20 mph on it (I'm not a big pedaler) check out the ICE trike if you are curious about trikes, THAT was a sweet ride!
5 years ago
Awesome! One last question, has anyone burned 'Paper Bricks' in their RMH? In case you are not familiar, you soak the paper in water, blend (if you want-not necessary) and compress into 'bricks' using whatever form you want. (A friend of mine used a pvc pipe with holes drilled in it, a ram and a couple bowling balls.) I work in an office that generates HUGE amounts of shredded paper so I thought this might be a free source of fuel. Thanks!
5 years ago